Sahih Muslim | Book 20 | Chapter 8

Narrated by Ibn Juraij
It has been narrated on the authority of Ibn Juraij that the Qur'anic injunction: "O you who believe, obey Allah, His Apostle and those in authority from amongst You" (iv. 59)- was revealed in respect of 'Abdullah b. Hudhafa b. Qais b. Adi al-Sahmi who was despatched by the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) as leader of a military campaign. The narrator said: He was informed of this fact by Ya'la b. Muslim who was informed by Sa'id b. Jubair who in turn was informed by Ibn Abbas.

Narrated by It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Holy prophet (may peace be upon him)
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Holy prophet (may peace be upon him) said: Whoso obeys me obeys God, and whoso disobeys me disobeys God. Whoso obeys the commander (appointed by me) obeys me, and whoso disobeys the commander disobeys me. The same tradition transmitted by different persons omits the portion: And whose disobeys the commander disobeys me.

Narrated by It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him)
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Whoso obeys me obeys God; and whose disobeys me disobeys God. Whoso obeys my commander obeys me, and whoso disobeys my commander disobeys me.

Narrated by Abu Huraira
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira through another chain of transmitters.

Narrated by Abu Huraira
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira by more than one chain of transmitters.

Narrated by Abu Huraira
Hammam b. Munabbih has transmitted this hadith on the authority of Abu Huraira.

Narrated by According to one version of the tradition, the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him)
According to one version of the tradition, the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Whoso obeys the commander. He did not say: "My commander.

Narrated by It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him)
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: It is obligatory for you to listen to the ruler and obey him in adversity and prosperity, in pleasure and displeasure, and even when another person is given (rather undue) preference over you.

Narrated by It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Dharr who
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Dharr who said: My friend (i.e. the Holy Prophet) advised me to listen (to the man in position of authority) and obey (him) even if he were a slave maimed (and disabled).

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In another version of the tradition, we have the wording: "An Abyssinian slave maimed and disabled.

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Abu 'Imran narrated this hadith with a slight change of wording.

Narrated by Yahya b. Husain
It has been narrated on the authority of Yahya b. Husain who learnt the tradition from his grandmother. She said that she heard the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) delivering his sermon on the occasion of the Last Pilgrimage. He was saying: If a slave is appointed over you and he conducts your affairs according to the Book of Allah, you should listen to him and obey (his orders).

Narrated by Shu'ba
This hadith has been transmitted on the authority of Shu'ba with the same chain of transmitters, and he said:"a negro slave".

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In other versions of the above tradition, the wordings are "an Abyssinian slave." and "a maimed Abyssinian slave".

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Another version of the tradition does not qualify the slave with the epithets "maimed," "an Abyssinian" but makes the addition: "I have heard the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) (say this) at Mina or 'Arafat.

Narrated by Yahya b. Husain
It has been narrated on the authority of Yahya b. Husain who learnt the tradition from his grandmother. Umm Husain. He said': I heard her say: I performed Hajjat-ul-Wada' in the company of the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him). He said a lot of things (on this occasion). Then I heard him say: If a maimed slave is appointed a commander over you the narrator says: I think she said: "a black stave" who leads you according to the Book of Allah, then listen to him and obey him.

Narrated by It has been narrated on the authority of Ibn 'Umar that the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him)
It has been narrated on the authority of Ibn 'Umar that the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) said: It is obligatory upon a Muslim that he should listen (to the ruler appointed over him) and obey him whether he likes it or not, except that he is ordered to

do a sinful thing. If he is ordered to do a sinful act, a Muslim should neither, listen to him nor should he obey his orders.

Narrated by 'Ubaidullah
This hadith has been transmitted on the authority of 'Ubaidullah.
Narrated by It has been narrated on the authority of Abu 'Abd al-Rahman from 'Ali that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) sent a force (on a mission) and appointed over them a man. He kindled a fire a
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu 'Abd al-Rahman from 'Ali that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) sent a force (on a mission) and appointed over them a man. He kindled a fire and said: Enter it. Some people made up their minds to enter it (the fire), (carrying out the order of their commander), but the others said: We fled from the fire (that's why we have come into the fold of Islam). The matter was reported to the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him). He said to those who Contemplated entering (the fire at the order of their commander): If you had entered it, you would have remained there until the Day of Judgment. He commanded the act of the latter group and said: There is no submission in matters involving God's disobedience or displeasure. Submission is obligatory only in what is good (and reasonable).

Narrated by It has been narrated on the authority of 'All who
It has been narrated on the authority of 'All who said: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) sent an expedition and appointed over the Mujahids a man from the Ansar. (While making the appointment), he ordered that his work should be listened to and obeyed. They made him angry in a matter. He said: Collect for me dry wood. They collected it for him. Then he said: Kindle a fire. They kindled (the fire). Then he said: Didn't the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) order you to listen to me and obey (my orders)? They said: Yes. He said: Enter the fire. The narrator says: (At this), they began to look at one another and said: We fled from the fire to (find refuge with) the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) (and now you order us to enter it). They stood quiet until his anger cooled down and the fire went out. When they returned, they related the incident to the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him). He said: If they had entered it, they would not have come out. Obedience (to the commander) is obligatory only in what is good.

Narrated by A'mash
This hadith has been transmitted on the authority of A'mash.
Narrated by 'Ubida
It has been narrated on the authority of "Ubida who learnt the tradition from his father who, in turn, learnt it from his own father. 'Ubada's grandfather said: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) took an oath of allegiance from us on our listening to and obeying the orders of our commander in adversity and prosperity, in pleasure and displeasure (and even) when somebody is given preference over us, on our avoiding to dispute the delegation of powers to a person deemed to be a fit recipient thereof (in the eye of one who delegates it) and on our telling the truth in whatever position we be without fearing in the matter of Allah the reproach of the reproacher.

Narrated by 'Ubada b. Walid
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of 'Ubada b. Walid with the same chain of transmitters.

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The same tradition has been handed down through more than one chain of transmitters.

Narrated by It has been narrated on the authority of Junida b. Abu Umayya who
It has been narrated on the authority of Junida b. Abu Umayya who said: We called upon 'Ubada b. Samit who was ill and said to him: May God give you health I Narrate to us a tradition which God may prove beneficial (to us) and which you have heard from the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him). He said: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) called us and we took the oath of allegiance to him. Among the injunctions he made binding upon us was: Listening and obedience (to the Amir) in our pleasure and displeasure, in our adversity and prosperity, even when somebody is given preference over us, and without disputing the delegation of powers to a man duly invested with them (Obedience shall be accorded to him in all circumstances) except when you have clear signs of his disbelief in (or disobedience to) God-signs that could be used as a conscientious justification (for non-compliance with his orders).